Author: sbadmin

Uncategorized / 01.11.2014

[caption id="attachment_347" align="alignleft" width="200"] Sandra M. Koenig, Partner at Fay Sharpe LLP[/caption] Corporate videos are a popular means of promotion for companies, and for reaching internal employees with important messages. What companies often miss is that many of the images, sounds or references included in these presentations may be legally protected under copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property(IP) rights. Even something as innocuous as a painting on the wall in the background of a shot may be protected under copyright, and displaying it in the video without proper permission can result in heavy penalties. “As companies work through the planning stages of their corporate video, it’s critical that they consider what releases and licenses must legally be obtained before shooting,” says Sandra M. Koenig, a partner at Fay Sharpe LLP. Smart Business spoke with Koenig about corporate videos and how companies can ensure they are free from copyright violations before broadcasting. How is ownership determined? The...

Administrative Managers / 31.10.2014

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Administrative Managers / 31.10.2014

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Administrative Managers / 31.10.2014

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Administrative Managers / 31.10.2014


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Administrative Managers / 31.10.2014

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Uncategorized / 01.10.2014

[caption id="attachment_361" align="alignleft" width="200"] John Ling, partner at Fay Sharpe LLP[/caption] Filing patent applications with the European Patent Office (EPO) requires a different approach than when filing solely in the U.S. The differences range from administrative to technical. There are, however, filing strategies that will save applicants time and improve their chances of success. “There are many ways to adjust your drafting technique for your U.S. patent application that won’t hurt you when submitting it in America, but will align it with European standards. A little more work up front will save you a lot of money down the road,” says John Ling, partner at Fay Sharpe LLP. Smart Business spoke with Ling about how to save money and ensure success when filing patents with the EPO. How should companies approach filing patents in multiple countries? Some companies file informal provisional patent applications that establish an early effective filing date in the U.S. and then...

Attorneys / 01.10.2014

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